Above the Ground is the new release from Seattle-area group Dig the Particulars. Listen to the sample clips and form your own opinion about the music. Here is how some others felt...
"It would be impossible to capture the hugeness of a Dig the Particulars live show on record, but this comes pretty damn close. Consisting of eight songs, this disc showcases the prodigal eclecticism that makes Dig one of Bellingham's best kin. Each member of the band holds it down to perfection as the tempo changes whiz by at high speed. This recording bears shades of Herbie Hancock's progressive funk, Pink Floyd's dark mysticism and the Allman Brother's melodic twang. Only one track exceeds six minutes, proving that you don't need to be superfluous to be progressive. Though I've heard the songs a dozen times, the out-of-this-world changes still elicit ellated suprise. It can please both the casual and the trained ear. This is a record you can listen to multiple times and always hear something new.
-Adam Brown in What's Up! Magazine (September 2006)
"Dig the Particulars has chops for days, switching time signatures and using jazzy phrasing with unique instrumentation....soul and virtuoso musicianship all come together with Dig the Particulars."
-Editor's Review on Download.com
"...true performers, members of that special breed who are compelled to get on stage and give their all..."
-Ian Chant in What's Up! Magazine (August 2005)